Using HTML5 & Accessible Rich Internet Accessibility to Create Highly Accessible Web Resources

A session at HighEdWeb 2012

  • Jon Gunderson

Wednesday 10th October, 2012

1:00pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Dynamic content and HTML5 technologies are rapidly become a standard part of web design. This session will provide an overview of how to use the Accessible Rich Internet Accessibility (ARIA) technologies and HTML5 to improve the accessibility of dynamic web content. The session will also cover the issues with some features of HTML5 that can cause accessibility problems. The session will also present Open Source tools for inspecting the accessibility of web resources and creating WCAG 2.0 compliance reports using the OpenAjax accessibility evaluation library. The session will encourage participation by using examples of existing websites to show HTML5 and ARIA is integrated in to dynamic web content designs to improve accessibility and will use the websites of participants to illustrate the accessibility inspection and evaluation capabilities of the Open Source evaluation tools. The session will include: 1. Using ARIA landmarks to improve document navigation 2. Complying with WCAG 2.0 form accessibility requirements 3. Dynamic pull down and fly out menu accessibility 4. Accessibility of hiding and showing content in tabs 5. Basics of making HTML/Javascript widgets accessible 6. Accessibility features of open source widget toolkits like JQuery and Dojo 7. Using Open Source tools to inspect and evaluate the accessibility of resources for WCAG 2.0 compliance 8. Discussion of what is the difference between accessible design and WCAG 2.0 compliance.

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Time 1:00pm4:30pm CST

Date Wed 10th October 2012

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